In just over a decade, Blueair has changed the way people all around the world purify the air they breathe – at home, at home and at play. Here's the short story about how we have come so far, so fast.
1996 Bengt Rittri establishes Blueair AB in Stockholm, Sweden, and develops
1997 Blueair introduces the original Blueair air purifier, the Blueair 401, for use
by various industries, including hospitals and medical clinics, retail, health-
care, daycare and residential use. The Blueair 501is developed as an air
purifier with one of the largest capacities.
1998 Blueair wins the “Excellent Swedish Design Award” for the Blueair 401,
which is introduced in the United States and Europe.
2000 Blueair Inc. is established in the U.S. as a subsidiary of Blueair AB.
The Blueair 501 receives the highest Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) to
date in an Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers' (AHAM) standard
2001 Blueair enhances the Blueair 401 and introduces the updated version, the
Blueair 402, which achieves one of the highest Clean Air Delivery Rates in
in its size category.
2002 The Blueair 601 is introduced and, once again, distinguishes Blueair by
achieving the highest CADR in AHAM tests.
2003 Blueair introduces an updated version of the Blueair 501, which is
noteworthy for its 25% increase in CADR.
2004 Blueair becomes one of the first manufacturers to qualify its air purifiers
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star program. The
Blueair 402, 501 and 601 are listed as Best Buys by Consumer Digest.
2005 Awarded the 2005 Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award in the Children's
Health and Well-Being category for the incredibly quiet Blueair 201, which
is introduced the same year.
2006 Blueair's dedication to innovation is apparent with the introduction of the
Blueair 250E, the first Blueair unit with electronic control.
2007 Energy efficiency takes center stage with the launch of the Blueair ECO10,
the world's most energy-efficient air purifier, according to the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency standards. In addition, the Blueair MD
Professional is introduced in the U.S. for commercial and healthcare use.
2008 Electronic control is introduced to Blueair's other popular models and
receive the designations: Blueair 450E, 550E and 650E.
2009 The Blueair 200, 300, 400, 500 and 600 Series are enhanced with new and
improved filters and a filter replacement indicator. These models receive the
designations: Blueair 203, 303, 403, 503 and 603